Italy High School Study Abroad
NOTE: Program is now full.
June 20-June 30, 2015
June 15-July 2, 2015
Ancient Rome and Florence
The Italy study abroad program is designed to have Early College, St. Petersburg Collegiate High School, and Dual Enrollment students earn both high school and college credits by completing World Religions and/or International Relations while immersed within the Italian culture. Visit ancient Rome and the world’s greatest art in Florence. Outside of class time, your knowledge will be enhanced through excursions to religious and historical sites, such as the Coliseum and the Vatican. Students will also get to visit an Italian organization/business and a local embassy in Rome.
In addition to regular classes on campus, students will spend 11 days in Italy where they will study at Pontificia Urbaniana University located in the Vatican Territory. The city will be used as a field-based setting to accomplish the learning objectives for the class.
Get a taste for Italy by viewing our image gallery.
Italy trip info
Student Travel Blog
For a taste of what it's like to study abroad in Italy, or to follow our students as they travel, read posts from the Italy High School program.
The following meetings will take place on the Clearwater Campus:
- Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - Predeparture Orientation at 6 p.m.
- Monday, June 15, 2015 - Class 1 - 9 am-1 pm
- Tuesday, June 16, 2015 – Class 2 - 9 am-1 pm
- Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - Class 3 - 9 am-1 pm
- Thursday, June 18, 2015 - Class 4 & Farewell Meeting - 9 am-1 pm
- Thursday, July 2, 2015 - Class 5 & Re-Entry Meeting - 9 am-1 pm
Students must enroll in at least one course from the list below. If desired, students may enroll in both courses below.
Note: Please talk to an advisor to ensure you have met all college enrollment requirements AND course prerequisites.
Professor: John Hesting
||International Relations (Prerequisite*)
Professor: Brandy Stark
||World Religions (Prerequisite**)
*Prerequisite: POS 2041/POS 2050 or equivalent. With permission of the instructor,
students can take POS 2041 and INR 2002 within the same term.
**Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 or ENC 0025) or EAP 1695 or satisfactory score on the SPC placement test.
Lead faculty contacts
After you submit the application online, we will review your application and e-mail you with details of scheduling your interview with the Italy trip lead faculty, John Hesting, 727-341-4287.